Norman Osburn was a Cub, Scout and Assistant Scoutmaster at 2nd Kenilworth. His roots in Scouting go even further back when we realise that his father was a Cub with Impie Bryant!!
Norman got his Queen's Scout in 1959 and later, proving his practical skills and leadership ability, he led the team that won the Gordon's Shield in 1961. For four years he was Scoutmaster of the 1st Blairgowrie, in the Transvaal, where he gained his Woodbadge.
Returning to Cape Town in 1969, he was successively District Scouter, A.D.C. and D.C. of CW 3. In 1975 Colin Inglis, then Divisional Commissioner, appointed Norman as his Deputy. Subsequently he was Deputy to Area Commissioners Kudu Quinn and Garnet de la Hunt giving loyal support that anyone could have asked of him. He was appointed Area Commissioner in 1985.
A lawyer by profession, Norman is a partner in a prominent legal firm in Cape Town and was a Cape Town City Councillor, serving on and as Chairman of various committees he is known to have the courage of his convictions and to say publicly what he believes to be right.
Norman married Ina Ackermann, a university lecturer in Law and they have two sons, Justin and Luke.